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  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Osteopathic Medical School
  • Glendale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell us about yourself/what can you contribute to the next class?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What will be the biggest problem in healthcare in the next 10 years?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"You have a 16 year old patient who comes in and turns out to be pregnant. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing terribly interesting, just a good mix of straight forward, and open-ended questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will be the biggest problem in healthcare in 10 years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, reviewed application, practiced answers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They are very excited about their program and believe in it. Their faculty is very impressive, with outstanding credentials and a personal touch. They were also very laid back--the lead interviewer actually quizzed the 4th year in my interview about SVT, joking with her about the pharmacolgy...pretty funny, actually." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing I didn't already expect, the ungodly heat. Also, the campus is listed as 135 acres, but most of the buildings are crammed into one corner, with huge patches of dirt in between--not too attractive. They are consistently expanding, with several buildings in different stages of planning and construction." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Pay attention to the feel of the school, it was very different from what I expected, but very positive. Class isn't mandatory!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I showed up early, as did many others. We all basically sat in the admissions office and chatted. The financial aid talk was across the sidewalk in another building, but we came right back after. They then split us into two groups, the first interviewing and the second touring, then we switch mid-morning. I was in the first interviewing group, which was nice. There's a lot of down time during the day, and a bunch of us sat around and talked football until it was go time. They called me back for the interview--one DO, one PhD, one 4th year, and we chatted. It was very laid back, very easy, and they were all nice. Towards the end they gave me a few minutes to ask questions, then it was back to the front office for more football talk. Our tour was next, and the student was nice. She was nice enough, but didn't seem to know what to tell us. I asked her as many questions as I could, and she was accomodating and helpful with every one. After that, we had lunch in the cafeteria. A few students stopped to say hi and wish us luck, which was nice. An important point about 3rd, 4th year rotations: previously, AZCOM had no contracts with area hospitals due to hospital contracts with University of Arizona. As of this last summer, that practice was deemed illegal by the state legislature, and AZCOM will now be able to have local rotation opportunities. They already have rotation sites across the country, and even some international. My biggest question about the school was answered right there, so don't worry about the 3rd year rotation thing, it'll be taken care of. After lunch, we sat down with a cardiologist and director of the clinical programs, who was nice. He spoke for around an hour, and that was it. Overall, I got a great vibe about the school--smart, capable faculty that like their students, outstanding academic programs (with scores to back it up), and a wide variety of extracurricular activities around town: Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, etc. I would love to get an acceptance letter from them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

pho

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/25/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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